Well I see the Christianist crazies in the United States are up to their old tricks. Once they burned women and gay people. Then it was the Harry Potter books.
Now it's a book about gay teens.
The offending book is Francesca Lia Block's Baby Be-Bop, a young adult novel in which a boy, struggling with his homosexuality, is beaten up by a homophobic gang. The complaint, which according to the American Library Association also demands $120,000 (£72,000) in compensatory damages for being exposed to the book in a display at West Bend Community Memorial Library, was lodged by four men from the Christian Civil Liberties Union.
Their suit says that "the plaintiffs, all of whom are elderly, claim their mental and emotional well-being was damaged by this book at the library," and that it contains derogatory language that could "put one's life in possible jeopardy, adults and children alike."
Which sounds pretty outrageous until you check out who they are...
Kookamunga. Do you think they call him Redneck Moses...or Crawdaddy Jesus?
But of course it's not funny. Because these are the kind of crazies that whip up the hatred that leads to the killing of abortion providers and the murder of gay people.
The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people killed in bias-motivated incidents increased by 28 percent in 2008 compared to a year ago, according to a national coalition of advocacy groups.
"What we're also seeing, more disturbingly, is the increase in the severity of violence...The more visibility there is the more likely we're going to see backlash, and that's exactly what we see here."
Which means until these Christianist terrorists are arrested or locked up in an insane asylum, more gay people are going to be hurt or killed.
Because we're not going ANYWHERE. And if they think we're visible now they ain't seen nothing yet.
Which leaves me with one nagging question.
If I used the
Not that I would eh? But say I did.
Do you think my sausages would taste of possum.... or SQUIRREL?
The Christian Civil LIBERTIES and Book Burner's Union?
Don't make me VOMIT...